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Temperate Phages and Transduction

Rowland H. Davis

in The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195154368
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893935 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.003.0009
Temperate Phages and Transduction

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This chapter begins with a discussion of studies on temperate bacteriophages. It then describes the discovery of a new and surprising form of genetic recombination called transduction, which led to Salmonella typhimurium becoming a model for bacterial genetics, and the discovery of phage lambda.

Keywords: temperate bacteriophages; model organisms; model systems; Salmonella typhimurium; bacterial genetics; phage lambda

Chapter.  5352 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biochemistry

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